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25 Before-and-After Bedroom Makeovers

Looking for ways to dream big in your next bedroom refresh? We’ve got a slew of serene, stylish designer transformations to get you started.

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Plan a Wake-Up Call for Your Bedroom

Real talk: It’s easy to slip into yawn-worthy “before” territory in the bedroom. Visitors often don’t see it, and other spaces need more attention; it’s a convenient place to stash stuff that doesn’t go anywhere else; you’re really only there first thing in the morning and at bedtime — and so on.

Consider these once-woeful, now-wonderful sleeping retreats, both cautionary tales and proof that it gets better. And make liberal use of their makeover pros’ best moves to rise and shine at your place. Following our tips, consider today as day one of your bedroom's “after.”

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Photo: Michelle Gage. From: Michelle Gage.

Before: Bare Bones

Demo day left this bedroom looking bare and lacking. An angular ceiling adds potential for a unique, character-rich design while a single, corner window welcomes sunlight into the space.

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Photo: Kyle Born. From: Michelle Gage.

After: Bold Hues

Dark and dreamy indigo wallpaper makes a statement behind the bed and enhances the distinct angles of the ceiling. Pale aqua paint coats the surrounding walls while the window trim and baseboards balance the space with crisp, white paint. A fiery-pink Oushak rug adds vibrancy underfoot and a pair of pretty, brass sconces flank the bed to offer a warm glow in the otherwise cool-toned bedroom design.

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Photo: Kelly Rogers Interiors. From: Kelly Rogers Interiors.

Before: Plentiful Potential

This Massachusetts bedroom has great bones but is dressed in dreadful, dated finishes. The orange-stained hardwoods, boring light fixture and clunky corner wardrobes aren’t doing this space, or those gorgeous windows, any favors.

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